HomageCollage: Ashanti, “Ashanti”

🔊💜Today, April 2, 2002, Ashanti released her eponymous debut studio album. Now certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, “Ashanti” peaked at no. 1 on the Billboard 200. The album spawned three seminal singles, all co-produced by Irv Gotti: ‘Foolish,’ ‘Happy,’ and ‘Baby.’ Each of the singles charted the Hot 100 atContinue reading “HomageCollage: Ashanti, “Ashanti””

Music Birthday: Ja Rule

🔊🥳Today, February 29, 1977, Ja Rule was born Jeffrey Bruce Atkins, in Queens, New York, NY. On February 22, 2002, Ja Rule & Ashanti’s ‘Always on Time’ peaked at no. 1 on the US Hot 100. The song is a production by Irv Gotti, and is included on Ja Rule’s third studio album, “Pain isContinue reading “Music Birthday: Ja Rule”

HomageCollage: Jennifer Lopez, “J.Lo”

🔊💜Today, January 23, 2001, Jennifer Lopez released her sophomore studio album, “J.Lo.” To-date, this album is Lopez’ best performer on the US Billboard 200, where it spent a week atop, and altogether 82 weeks on chart. On the Hot 100, this album spawned four singles: ‘I’m Real’ (no. 1), ‘Ain’t it Funny’ ft. Ja RuleContinue reading “HomageCollage: Jennifer Lopez, “J.Lo””